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Purple Cabbage Chicken Salad (Goi Ga Bap Cai Tim) - Healthy and Easy Recipe! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Purple Cabbage Chicken Salad (Goi Ga Bap Cai Tim)

This easy recipe for Purple Cabbage Chicken Salad (Goi Ga Bap Cai Tim) is one of my favorite light and healthy salads. Loaded with nutrient-dense purple cabbage, crunchy carrots, lean chicken, marinated onions, fresh herbs and a zesty dressing, this vibrantly colored salad is refreshing, flavorful, and down-right satisfying. Super easy to make, this healthy […]

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Kohlrabi Chicken Salad (Goi Su Hao Thit Ga) - crispy summer salad with a zesty dressing | recipe from runawayrice.com

Kohlrabi Chicken Salad (Goi Su Hao Thit Ga)

This easy recipe makes an amazing Kohlrabi Chicken Salad that is refreshingly, flavorful and light. In this dish, shredded kohlrabi, carrots, chicken and fresh herbs are combined to make a healthy salad with lots of flavor and crunch. If you’ve never had kohlrabi before, this is the perfect dish to get acquainted with this interesting […]

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Crab Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu)

Crab Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu)

 This hearty Crab Noodle Soup is a plethora of wonderful ingredients, flavors and textures–savory seafood patties are cooked in a light tomato stock with fried tofu and crab claws and then served over springy rice vermicelli along with abundant fresh herbs, beans sprouts and split water spinach stems. Don’t be daunted by all of the ingredients in this recipe. It’s […]

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Rare Beef in Lime Juice Salad (Bo Tai Chanh), recipe from runawayrice.com

Rare Beef in Lime Juice Salad (Bo Tai Chanh)

Flavorful and refreshing, this tasty Rare Beef in Lime Juice Salad is the perfect nom nom food. The minimally cooked beef is tender and succulent. The lime juice is fresh and distinct but not at all overwhelming and the fragrant assorted herbs are what pulls this entire dish together. Serve atop sesame rice crackers, rice chips or tortilla chips, this dish makes one amazing appetizer! Enjoy! Notes on the Recipe, […]

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Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon) - Classic Vietnamese Savory Snack | recipe from runawayrice.com

Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon)

This Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon) recipe brings back fond memories of cooking with my Mom when I was a child. She would set up a station in our kitchen and we would make hundreds of these Savory Rolled Cakes to enjoy that day and to save for quick meals later. My Mom would pour the batter […]

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A vegetarian version of a Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef, this is meat-free and full of flavor. | recipe from runawayrice.com | recipe from runawayrice.com

Lemongrass Tofu and Rice Noodles (Bun Dau Hu Xao)

One of my all-time favorite dishes is Lemongrass Beef and Rice Noodles.  It is so refreshingly light and flavorful with the aromatic lemongrass, fresh greens and herbs and springy noodles.  When I decided to focus more on a vegetarian diet, this was one of the first dishes I revamped by substituting the beef for tofu.  Believe me, you won’t […]

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Fresh Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Sausage (Nem Nuong Cuon) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Grilled Pork Sausage Fresh Spring Rolls (Nem Nuong Cuon)

I admit it–I’ll eat anything rolled in rice paper.  My all-time favorite dish is Pork and Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon) and on its heels is this dish.  I absolutely love all the different tastes and textures of these unique spring rolls: the flavorful and hearty grilled pork sausages, the refreshing lettuce and aromatic herbs, the […]

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Delicious Savory Crepes Served with Fresh Herbs and Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sizzling Savory Crepes (Banh Xeo)

It looks like an omelette but is often called a pancake or crepe.  “Banh” means cake and “Xeo” means sizzle–that’s the sound the batter makes when it’s poured into the hot skillet.  So “Sizzle Cake” is translated here to Sizzling Savory Crepes.   Whatever you call it,  these savory cakes made from a rice flour batter, filled with meat, […]

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Grilled Shrimp (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Grilled Shrimp, Egg Rolls and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Savory lemongrass grilled shrimp, crispy egg rolls on mounds of springy rice vermicelli and fresh greens–This is a favorite dish among those dining out mainly because it’s perceived as complicated with all of the different ingredients.  Yes, this dish requires a lot of ingredients and component recipes but it’s truly simple and consists of some very basic Viet recipes:  Rice Vermicelli, […]

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Grilled Pork with Rice Vermicelli

Grilled Pork with Rice Vermicelli (Bun Cha)

This dish is the perfect combination of smokey grilled meats, springy rice noodle, fresh herbs and tangy pickles.  Of course we can’t forget the essential dipping sauce which brings the whole dish together.  Serve it as a cold salad by mixing all the ingredients together.  Add the dipping sauce just before serving or serve on […]

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